Daily Round Up – 05/02/2021- Premiership & 6N Team News

Published by Christie Gilmartin5th February 2021
Daily Round Up - 05/02/2021- Premiership & 6N Team News

Bedford Blues Crowdfunding Page

Bedford Blues Statement:

As you will already be aware, the Sport Winter Survival Package which has allowed us to take part in the revised 2021 Championship campaign is purely on a loan basis, there will be no grant support afforded to the club and this crowdfunding will help go towards the increased costs to meet the Minimum Operating Standards.

We are left to face huge COVID related costs of over ยฃ100,000 as well as the ongoing costs of running a club without any income streams.ย Click here to support.

Hartpury Commit To Championship Season

Hartpury Statement: Hartpury University RFC have committed to participating in this yearโ€™s Championship season, in effect the 20/21 season.ย  Depending on how many clubs eventually commit, the current proposal is to produce two pools, with clubs playing each other home and away, starting on March 6thย and finishing at the end of May.ย  The two pool winners will then play off for promotion to the Premiership.

Super Rugby Aotearoa Preseason Schedule

2021 pre-season schedule

Crusaders v Highlanders, Friday 12 February, 5.30pm, Temuka 

Hurricanes v Blues v Chiefs, Saturday 13 February, 12pm, Upper Hutt 

Highlanders v Hurricanes, Friday 19 February, 6pm, Alexandra 

Blues v Crusaders, Saturday 20 February, 3.35pm, Eden Park

Kurt Eklund Signs As Blues Replacement

Bay of Plenty hooker Kurt Eklund has been named as fulltime replacement for the Blues for the 2021 Sky Super Rugby Aotearoa season. Eklund will replace hooker James Parsons who last week announced his retirement on medical advice.

Ealing Trailfinders Launch Girl’s Scholarship

Ealing Trailfinders Statement:

In their continued commitment to supporting Girls Rugby, Ealing Trailfinders and The Henley College are delighted to announce a new and significant scholarship fund for the recently launched Elite Rugby Programme.

Thanks to The Mike Gooley Trailfinders Charity, these scholarships will allow the college and Ealing Trailfinders to support and develop talented and aspirational female rugby players aged between 16 โ€“ 18.

The College boasts a wide range of academic options in over 70 A levels and BTEC vocational courses, and has an outstanding reputation for student achievement with 82% of Henley College students finishing university with a 2:1 or above, and 30% of those students achieving a First Class degree. The rugby partnership with Ealing Trailfinders share the same ambition for sport as the College does for academic excellence.

The bursaries will support such things as accommodation local to The Henley College, and may also assist with other living costs such as academic resources, rugby kit and travel.

Georgia V Russia

Waratahs Beat Reds In Preseason

NSW Waratahs 45 – 33 Queensland Reds

NSW Waratahs Head Coach Rob Penney:

โ€œIt was a very positive start (to the year) and Iโ€™m wrapped with the commitment level and the intensity the boys brought to the event.

โ€œObviously being so early in the season there were going to be errors and a little bit of a roller coaster ride in terms of performance. 

โ€œBut I think there were far more ups than downs and the downs were in our grasp to recover from and fix quite rapidly. So all in all, a really positive hit out,โ€

Coaching Role For JP Pietersen

JP Pietersen has called time on an illustrious rugby playing career that has spanned 16 years. ย He played over 180 games for the Cell C Sharks, being cappedย 70ย times for the Springboks. The prolific Winger now takes up a junior coaching role at The Sharks.

Ireland V Wales

Ireland: Keenan, Earls, Ringrose; Henshaw, Lowe; Sexton, Murray; Healy, Herring, Porter, Beirne, Ryan, O’Mahony, Van der Flier, Stander.

Replacements:ย Kelleher, Kilcoyne, Furlong, Henderson, Connors, Gibson Park, Burns, Larmour.

Wales: Leigh Halfpenny; Louis Rees-Zammit, George North, Jonathan Davies, Hallam Amos; Dan Biggar, Tomos Williams; Wyn Jones, Ken Owens, Tomas Francis, Adam Beard, Alun Wyn Jones (capt), Dan Lydiate, Justin Tipuric, Taulupe Faletau.

Replacements:ย Elliot Dee, Rhodri Jones, Leon Brown, Will Rowlands, Josh Navidi, Gareth Davies, Callum Sheedy, Nick Tompkins.

Ealing Trailfinders V Saracens

Wasps V Northampton Saints

Wasps: Miller; Kibirige, Fekitoa, Gopperth, Minozzi; Atkinson, Wolstenholme; Harris, Cruse, Brookes, Cardall, Gaskell, Shields (capt), Oghre, T Willis.

Replacements:ย Taylor, McIntyre, Toomaga-Allen, Vukasinovic, Morris, Vellacott, Umaga, Le Bourgeois.

Northampton: Freeman; Sleightholme, Hutchinson, Francis, Naiyaravoro; Grayson, Mitchell; Waller (co-capt), S Matavesi, Hill, Ribbans, Moon, Isiekwe, Ludlam (co-capt), Adendorff.

Replacements: Haywood, Van Wyk, O Franks, Coles, Wood, James, Dingwall, Tuala.

Bath V Harlequins

Bath: De Glanville; Rokoduguni, Clark, Matavesi, Cokanasiga; Priestland, Spencer; Schoeman, Dunn, Judge, McNally (capt), Williams, Bayliss, Reid, Mercer.

Replacements:ย Walker, Bhatti, Verden, Richards, Staddon, Chudley, Schoeman, Muir.

Harlequins: Brown; Lynagh, Marchant, Esterhuizen, Morris; Smith, Care; Marler, Baldwin, Louw, Symons, Lewies (capt), White, Evans, Dombrandt.

Replacements: Elia, Garcia Botta, Kerrod, Young, De Carpentier, Landajo, Lang, Green.


Leicester Tigers V Worcester Warriors

Leicester: Steward;Van Wyk,Moroni,Scott, Nadolo; Henry, Wigglesworth; Bruin, Montoya, Cole, Lavanini, Green, Liebenberg, Brink, Wiese.

Replacements:ย Tom Youngs, Leatigaga, Heyes, Wells, Martin, Van Poortvliet, McPhillips, Murimurivalu.

Worcester Pennell; David, Morris, Beck, Humphreys; Weir, Simpson; Thomas, Annett, Schonert, Bresler, Kitchener, Mama, Kvesic (capt), du Preez.

Replacements: Cutting, Waller, Palframan, Clegg, Hill, Lewis Hougaard, Shillcock.

London Irish V Gloucester Rugby

London Irish: Parton; Loader, Rona, Hepatema, Hassell-Collins; Jackson, Phipps; Goodrick-Clarke, Creevy, Kepu, Simmons, Coleman, Rogerson (c), Cowan, Tuisue

Replacements:ย Matu’u, Dell, Chawatama, Mafi, Donnell, O’Brien, Meehan, Brophy-Clews

Gloucester: Woodward; Carrerras, Trinder, Atkinson, Thorley; Twelvetrees, Heinz; Ford-Robinson, Walker, Knight, Craig, Alemanno, Reid, Ludlow (c), Ackermann

Replacements: Gleave, Seville, Balmain, Atkins, Clarke, Chapman, Kveseladze, Moyle

Newcastle Falcons V Exeter Chiefs

Newcastle: Hodgson; Radwan, Wacokecoke, Orlando, Stevenson; Connon, Schreuder; Davison, McGuigan, Mulipola, Peterson, Fuser, Robinson (capt), Hardie, van der Walt

Replacements:ย Blamire, Cooper, Tampin, Barry, Collett, Stuart, Owen, Vuna

Exeter: Cordero; Cuthbert, Ian Whitten, Devoto, O’Flaherty; J Simmonds, Maunder; Hepburn, Yeandle (capt), Street, Witty, Skinner, Ewers, Capstick, S Simmonds

Replacements: Innard, Kenny, Van Dyk, Armand, Lonsdale, Townsend, Skinner, Hendrickson

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